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On 31 Oct 2014 at 8:55am John Johnson wrote:
In Viva. Well done Lewes Peasant. That is all.
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On 31 Oct 2014 at 11:13am Edward Fawkes wrote:
John Johnson (that name was seen through once before!), it is not very bonfire related, more remembrance related. The reference to the Martyrs is just a location. Just because the 5th is near Remembrance day and the societies pay their respect to the fallen on that night, the crosses and the rest of bonfire are not remembrance derived.
I agree with the sentiments it portrays, but it seems to be trying to take bonfire away from its roots to me. Just delete the first 2 verses and any reference to bonfire and it is fine.
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On 31 Oct 2014 at 11:50am Slarty wrote:
I thought the same thing when I read it, what had it to do with bonfire? But then I remembered a conversation with a new member of a new Lewes society about what they thought bonfire is about.
This (and health and safety) is how tradition is lost.
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On 31 Oct 2014 at 12:37pm Remember, Remember! wrote:
@Edward Fawkes - I haven't read the poem so can't comment on that, but what do you mean by "the crosses and the rest of bonfire are not remembrance derived"? What do you think they are about then?
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On 31 Oct 2014 at 12:37pm John Johnson wrote:
Silly me. I thought it was asking people to be quiet during the minute silence!
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On 31 Oct 2014 at 12:42pm Edward Forkes wrote:
Sorry Remember, Remember! I missed out the word "day". They are not remembrance DAY derived (and if anyone thinks they are, please explain why 17 crosses were processed prior to 1914).
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On 3 Nov 2014 at 8:54am Mr Trumps wrote:
I don't think it pretends to be a full analysis of what Bonfire isa bout but is just asking for silence at the right moments. God knows it irritates enough of us that people aren't. It shows how overly keen some people are to criticise anything Bonfire though that they choose to see it as something else. FWIW if what I've heard is right Lewes Peasant is a member of Borough.


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